Tommy Cooper Classic TV Show
Magic moments from the fez wearing comedy genius. Whether it be sight gags, slapstick or verbal jokes, Tommy Cooper was the master. How did he do it? Just like that!
Tommy Cooper Fan Tributes38 Gert from NL: Tommy, we miss you, we like you, and like you used to say to the box on the table, just opening it and closing it after saying Allright? Allright! So nobody knew what was in the box ;-P
37 sheila from Halewood: Wonderful entertainer, unique, there will never be another like him loved by old and young it's been a treat to see him back on the TV
36 Laurie Evans from Rye Victoria, Australia: The most impersonated comic on the planet and as far as I'm concerned still the best. You just need to put on a classic Cooper video or tape and within seconds you are crying with laughter. "Excuse me waiter this lobster's only got one claw...it's been in a fight.....well bring me the winner" Truly brilliant.
35 Mike Lipman from Bury, Lancashire: Tommy Cooper was a comic genius whose timing and delivery had me in stitches [even before he uttered a word] He is sadly missed and I always look for any tribute or repeat programmes of him.
34 Karli from Manchester: I would just like to say that he was and still is the best ever comedian ever. No one will ever be able to beat him, I think he is fantastic. God bless Tommy Cooper, we love you.
33 sharon from canada: MY NEIGHBOR AND HIS WIFE & son were beating up my mother inlaw......AINT YOU GONNA HELP SAYS MY WIFE?............
no says tommy THREE SHOULD BE ENOUGH.....
32 sharon from alberta canada: Tommy Cooper Fun non stop ........2 elephants jumop off a cliff, boom boom.....
31 Nicholas from Redhill: Here is a joke from around 1968.
Tommy came out of a telephone kiosk, there was a skeleton leaning against it. Tommy said, 'Sorry I've Been So Long On the Phone.' Brilliant!
30 Ralph from Reading: Cooper ; I went up to the attic the other day, with the wife.....Cold, dusty, filthy and full of cobwebs...but she`s good to the kids!!
And I found an oil painting and a worn out violin.
I brought them to an expert and he said,
`What you`ve got there is a Stradivarius and a Rembrandt!
Unfortunately, Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made rotten violins!!!!!!!!`
29 Gasper from Greenwich: Prologue... T. Cooper arrives on stage....dressed as a Nazi Officer(right side) AND a British officer (left side)
Nazi Officer ;(Cooper)Prisoners of war, vee haf gute news und bad news.
Vich do you want first?
British Prisoner ;(also Cooper!)....Tell us both!
Nazi Officer....The gute news then! Half of you will
be sent to Dresden and the other half to Libya.
Now the bad news. The top half of you goes to Dresden and the bottom half to Libya!
British Officer....Tell us something more cheerful, Mein Commandant.
Nazi Officer.....O.K. The food in the desert is not great. Zere`s nothink to eat but camel dung.
British Officer....And the good news?
Nazi Officer....There`s lots of it!!!
British Officer....Could I have a cigarette, Mein Commandant?
British Officer...I only wanted one!
28 Daniel Agnew from Driffield: I need to find more of his jokes he's so funny.
27 Mike Mitchell from Liverpool: The Irreplaceable Tommy Cooper.. Madagian, Comedian everything you look for in quality entertainment. Heres a clasic line which 100% True:
Taxi driver in Manchester picks Tommy up at Piccadilly
Train Station, Driver takes him to Granda Studios , where Tommy says "Marvellous job driver, marvellous, heres the fare and have a drink on me" at which point Tommy gave the cabbie a teabag:)
26 Bert from Heysham: Cooper(Sob) ; `I bought this budgie...I went to a pet shop and bought him a cage, a mirror, a ladder, a bell, a string and ball, a little plank to walk on, a bath.....
Then, a few days later I found him lying on his back, gasping!
I said, `little Budgie, please don`t die! I bought you a cage, a mirror, a ladder, a bell, a string and ball, a plank to walk on , a bath....I bought you everything that money can buy......Don`t do this to me, don`t die!!!!Why are you lying on your back??? (sob).
Then the budgie looked up at and croaked his final croak....
`That pet shop where you bought the cage, the mirror, the string and ball, the bell, the ladder, the bath........
Was there any food there?`
25 Sid Smythe from Wrexham: Interviewer ; So Tommy, as a martial arts expert you are about to break six concrete blocks with a blow of your bare hand!
Tommy ; Quite right! This hand (right hand) is made of solid steel. It`s a killer!
Interviewer ; Go ahead.
Tommy, after several feints, crashes his right hand onto the blocks. They don`t break. Then he silently howls in agony for several moment.
Interviewer ; What`s the matter, Tommy?
Tommy ; It`s the wrong hand...It`s this one (left hand)!!!
Interviewer ; Tommy, you know many martial arts champions?
Tommy ; Yes. The most famous of all, he`s so famous everyone knows him...It`s....I can`t recall his name just now.
Anyway, he went down past the alleyway one night when he was surrounded by 20 thugs, all armed with knives, guns, chain, whips etc.
Interviewer ; What happened?
Tommy ; They killed him!
24 Cuthbert from Cumbria: Funniest guy on the planet.
Come on, the rest of you, contribute! Who was funnier?
Billy Connolly is fab but like a lot of others, he depends on bodily functions and copious use of swear words. I still love him.
Cooper was unique...no language, no filth...just Mirth and Magic (!).
loved his Al Johnson tribute..
` Remember all those stars of long ago.....Like Al Johnson...they never used a microphone....No microphones!
We used to all shout and cheer from the back row....
`Hey, Al....We can`t hear you!`
What a guy!!!
Tommy Cooper for a Knighthood!
23 Graham Hewitt from Montreal Canada: I think it was the London Palladium when I saw Tommy.He was doing this very small trick and he yelled out"can you all see this in the back"Then a man in the audience behiond me yelled back "NO"Alright then Tommy said"I wont do it then"
You had to be there,genius.
22 VICTOR from Scunthorpe: Just before the show the producer took me to one side.......
and he left me there!
The following evening he asked me,
`How do you feel tonight?``
I said `I feel a little funny`.
He said `Get out there quick, before it wears off!`
21 FRED from Illonois: Cooperisms......
`I just received a card from Bill Bailey! He`s not coming home!`
`When I was young, I was ugly!
Can you believe that!`
`I met this man at the airport and I asked him if he`d like to share a taxi with me.
He said he would.
I said `You take the engine, I`ll take the wheels!`
`I went to see my doctor today........I had to, he`s ill.
When I went in, he said, I want you lying down on the settee straight away.
I said, what for?
He said, I want to sweep up.
20 tony gilbert from australia: I have received a video from the UK showing the highlights of Tommy Cooper's life, without doubt the funniest comedian of our time. After watching it countless times Im still laughing "Just like that"
19 sEAN sCHOLFIELD from Earth: It is a great pleasure to always drink in the old Duke of York in Farringdon-Tommys loca-it is a lovely place just across from the magic shop,you can almost see him drinking there. Pity there are huge portraits of James Dean in there and not of the great man himself-he should have been prime ministrone.
18 sEAN sCHOLFIELD from Earth: Favourite bit-coming onto Parkinson with giant chicken feet and a tux to audience hysterics-"What?...what? Ive fowled it up again havent I!?
Pure absolute genius-we still miss you Tommy-irreplaceable.
17 alan hoddinott from canada: NO ONE can replace TOMMY COOPER HE WAS THE BEST.He did not have to do anything to get a laugh .What a talent ..The world today needs some one like TOMMY to relax people...and laugh again.
16 David from Australia: Tommy Cooper is bloody hilarious.
I have not seen him for at least 15 yrs and still get a chuckle when recalling or retelling the few gags I remember. I would love to get hold of some video footage as his old shows are never seen on Aussie telly.
15 Simon Hitch from Canberra Australia: I was 18 years old when I first saw you, Tommy, on TV. You held a deck of cards and prepared us for a card trick that you had been practicing for 15 years. As you shuffled they sprayed onto the floor. "Fifteen years wasted." you said. We miss you Tommy.
14 Crank Shaft from Mount Everest: I went to the dentist. He said ` I`ve good and bad news.
Your teeth are perfect but your gums have to come out!`
Cooper ; Doctor, Doctor, tell me the bad news!
Doctor ; O.K. You have four minutes to live.
Cooper ; Help! What can you give me?
Doctor ; A boiled egg?!
13 Wendy Brackens from South Wales, Now West Virginia USA: I never appreciated Tommy Cooper as a comedien until I moved to the US 14 years ago. His sense of timing was superb, and whenever I find some really funny Tommy Cooper jokes I email them to myfriends. My favourite Tommy joke.... "So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me "Can you give me a lift?" I said "Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.'
12 J White from Israel: He once said: You see this watch? It's anti-magnetic, dust-proof, shock-proof and water-proof. The first time I wore it, the bloody thing caught fire!!!
11 Sammy from Norn Iron: Classic Cooper!........
I went into this Chinese restaurant. While I was waiting for the grub I asked the waiter if there were any Chinese jews.
He said `I`ll go find out, Sir!`.
After a few minutes he returned....
`No, Sir, no Chinese jews. Just apple juice, orange juice and raspberry juice!
Thats funny...Ah, ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good on ya Tommy!!!!
10 Stephen from Hertfordshire: Ireland's worst air disaster occurred early this morning when a small two-seater Cessna plane crashed into a cemetery.
Irish search and rescue workers have recovered 1,826 bodies so far and expect that number to climb
as digging continues into the night.
9 Richard Sharpe from Sheffield: Tommy Cooper was just so funny. He could tell the daftest joke in the world and make it funny. He was just simply a one off like Eric Morcambe Spike Milligan Les Dawson Ken Dood & Bob Monkhouse.
8 Chris Jones from UK: I love comedy and over the years I seen many funny people. Tommy Cooper I have to say is the funniest guy I have ever seen.
God blessed Tommy I am sure he is still having a laugh up there. I do miss him
7 Gunther from Ireland: a little bit of (cough) poetry...
Wee Willie Winkle runs through the town,
upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown........
And you think I`m nuts!!!!
I loved Cooper`s two appearances as a guest on This Is Your Life...
He got Bill Frazer mixed up with boxing champ Joe Frazier.
And on Eric Sykes This is Your Life he had star comics Spike Milligan, Jimmy Edwards, Max Bygraves etc in tears of laughter.
Cooper ; Yes, He (Sykes) wrote the script for the Plank...he wrote it in a letterbox!
Eamon Andrews ; Why did he write it in a letterbox?
Cooper ; It was a post script!!!!
6 Paul Briers from Northwich, Cheshire.: One of THE all time comedy geniuses. You cant help but laugh at anything he does. A Tommy Cooper Joke for you:
Two fly’s playing football in a saucer. One says to the other "Cheer up lad" "Were playing in the cup next week"
5 Helge Riis from Denmark: I remember an element in one of his TV-shows. A sketch, where he stared at a coin on the pavement next to a parked baker-van. He looked around, if any other had seen it, and lifted his leg to put his foot on the coin.
Unfortunetaly the baker-chauffeur at the very moment had putted a custard pie at the pavement in order to close the backdoor of the van. It has done such an impression to me, because it was so surprising and unexpected.
4 Tommy Moore from Philadelphia, Pa. USA: I teach comedy at Temple University in the TARP Program and I tell my students - You can study Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Red Skelton, Gallagher and more - or you could save youself time, and JUST study Tommy Cooper - because he did it ALL!
3 Dave Oakes from Surrey: The best moment for me was when he had a table and and empty tube and every time he put the tube on the table and lifted it up, a bottle was there. he did this over and over until the table was full of bottles. Hilarious. Genius.
2 JEFF JACOBS from BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT U.S.A.: Wish I could see Granada TV here in the USA to view many of their fine programmes. Tommy Cooper is timeless over the years, brilliant delivery
of a simple script. He was so very different and we miss him after leaving England in 1966.
1 Steven Naylor from Darwen: Tommy Cooper's humour was second to none he still has me in stitches when I watch him perform.
starring Tommy Cooper
1921-03-19: Tommy Cooper was born in Caerphilly, Wales
1984-04-15: Tommy Cooper sadly passed away on stage.
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